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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2014, 08:17:52 PM »

One your "to do" list you have replacing the electrical water pump with mechanical and "depressurize water tank" What does this mean, you are not running any pressure in your water system??

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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2014, 11:39:49 PM »

I knew there was lots more Smiley  Thanks for the update Karl, I look forward to seeing the car progress over the next few years. Also, fish is sold in stores.
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2014, 03:59:10 AM »

One your "to do" list you have replacing the electrical water pump with mechanical and "depressurize water tank" What does this mean, you are not running any pressure in your water system??

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The workmanship of the car was excellent as we bought it, but both Don & I were concerned about the integrity of the large-ish home-built water tank when pressurized.
So we plan to put a restriction on the filling where the water leaves the motor, pressurizing water in the motor
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2014, 04:09:17 AM »

I knew there was lots more Smiley  Thanks for the update Karl, I look forward to seeing the car progress over the next few years. Also, fish is sold in stores.

bahahahahahahahahahahahaha  That's true, Dean.

Besides, the 10 years or so i spent obsessing over fresh water game fish left me with a big problem almost every month.
Many of the times i did my monthly accounts, there was money left over.
It worried me, what to do with extra money?
Then i discovered LSR
worries gone.
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2014, 05:25:53 AM »

Fresh water game fish???

Which ones?. cheers
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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2014, 05:30:00 AM »

Fresh water game fish???

Which ones?. cheers

Payara (Colombia & Venezuela)
(this is not me, i just grabbed a pic from google)

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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2014, 09:54:17 AM »

Powder coating of the chassis is done, now we can start bolting it together
(we are aware of the pros & cons of powder coating, but pc suited our plan)

still very warm from baking






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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2014, 10:35:24 AM »

If you don't mind my asking, how much does it cost to get a tube chassis powder coated?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2014, 11:25:19 AM »

Fresh water game fish???

Which ones?. cheers

Payara (Colombia & Venezuela)
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Nice Fish.
I thought maybe Bass.
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« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2014, 11:26:15 AM »

If you don't mind my asking, how much does it cost to get a tube chassis powder coated?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

Neil,
We were prepared to spend up to about $2500 to get the chassis completely blasted & powdercoated.
Lucky for us the deal offered to us by David of Texas Custom Coaters was way less than that because our job piqued his interest; he said it was a fun diversion from his customary industrial stuff.

Even though we got a great deal, he didn't skimp on the work. We told him we were concerned about an orange peel surface on the steel sheeting over the cabin because it will be part of the car's "skin".  He said don't worry...

After using a fine grit blasting sand he baked the car in the oven to drive off all water, then (presumably) let it cool a bit and sprayed the paint, then baked it to set the paint.  I think he said 450 degrees for an hour or so.  The finish came out beautifully.

My only experience with price & quality of powder coating has been misc motorcycle parts, but it sure looks great to me.
Karl
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« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2014, 11:29:27 AM »

Karl, he did a great job.

The inside even got full coverage.

I'm happy for you.

It looks just great. cheers
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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2014, 11:44:45 AM »

Karl, he did a great job.

The inside even got full coverage.

I'm happy for you.

It looks just great. cheers

tauruck,
Thanks!
Like i said, i have very little experience with with to judge the job, but the TCC owner i dealt with, David, said he was very proud of how it came out.  That made me feel good.
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« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2014, 11:44:52 AM »

I agree with Mike- he did a great job!

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2014, 08:32:11 PM »

Good "wrap" of powder on all the round tubes is hard. L:ooks good from here.
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« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2014, 06:13:52 PM »

 The car is looking great. We were hoping to sell it to someone who would do it justice. Looks like we got the right guys.  The canopy is awesome!
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